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What part did the Irish immigrants play in the history of the Lower Ouseburn Valley?  Like many towns and cities in the U....
Historical context <ul><li>Famine in the 1840s  </li></ul>
Living conditions <ul><li>Typical Irish household – image from computer </li></ul><ul><li>Housing conditions </li></ul><ul...
St. Dominic’s  Priory
Red Barns site
Building St. Dominic’s
 
The Foundations
The Foundations
Father Antoninus Williams
 
The legacy of the industrial Ouseburn <ul><li>Picture of Ouseburn </li></ul>
Our Ancestors <ul><li>The Ouseburn and surrounding area became home to many of the Irish immigrants who not only helped to...
First baptisms <ul><li>Dominic John Carey, son of Nicholas and Catherine Killoran of Pandon Dene </li></ul><ul><li>Catheri...
St. Patrick’s Boys Club <ul><li>Pictures and discussion </li></ul>
Irish in Newcastle 1841 - 1891
Today <ul><li>Picture of church today </li></ul>
Irish in Ouseburn 1841 - 1891
Fay, O’Gorman, O’Connell & Barrett Sue Barrett 1956 – Elswick, moved to Wandsworth Road in 1981,  worked in the valley sin...
Thomas O’Connell <ul><li>Copy of marriage certificate </li></ul>
Patrick Fay Lime Street 1851
Patrick Fay  <ul><li>Enlisted in 1822 in Gloucester Regiment at Dublin in 1822 aged 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Court-marsh...
My challenge to you all <ul><li>Find your own Ouseburn Ancestors  </li></ul><ul><li>Come and tell us about them this time ...
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What Part Did The Irish Immigrants Play In

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What Part Did The Irish Immigrants Play In

  1. 1. What part did the Irish immigrants play in the history of the Lower Ouseburn Valley? Like many towns and cities in the U.K., Newcastle upon Tyne experienced large-scale immigration of Irish people from the mid-nineteenth century onwards and in 1851 they made up approximately 8% of the population of Newcastle upon Tyne. St. Patrick’s Day talk
  2. 2. Historical context <ul><li>Famine in the 1840s </li></ul>
  3. 3. Living conditions <ul><li>Typical Irish household – image from computer </li></ul><ul><li>Housing conditions </li></ul><ul><li>In 1848 a City Council Bye-Law declared that </li></ul><ul><li>‘swine shall not be kept within any dwelling-house or in any room or building occupied by man’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. St. Dominic’s Priory
  5. 5. Red Barns site
  6. 6. Building St. Dominic’s
  7. 8. The Foundations
  8. 9. The Foundations
  9. 10. Father Antoninus Williams
  10. 12. The legacy of the industrial Ouseburn <ul><li>Picture of Ouseburn </li></ul>
  11. 13. Our Ancestors <ul><li>The Ouseburn and surrounding area became home to many of the Irish immigrants who not only helped to shape the landscape of the Lower Ouseburn Valley, but also settled in Newcastle upon Tyne to later become out Ouseburn Ancestors. </li></ul>
  12. 14. First baptisms <ul><li>Dominic John Carey, son of Nicholas and Catherine Killoran of Pandon Dene </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Mary O’Hare, daughter of James and Ann McKenna of Croft Stairs </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Anne Sharon, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Fletcher of Pandon Dene </li></ul>
  13. 15. St. Patrick’s Boys Club <ul><li>Pictures and discussion </li></ul>
  14. 16. Irish in Newcastle 1841 - 1891
  15. 17. Today <ul><li>Picture of church today </li></ul>
  16. 18. Irish in Ouseburn 1841 - 1891
  17. 19. Fay, O’Gorman, O’Connell & Barrett Sue Barrett 1956 – Elswick, moved to Wandsworth Road in 1981, worked in the valley since 1985 John Barrett Journeyman Joiner – 11 May 1927 Chopwell Peter Barrett 6 April 1886 in Hebburn 3 rd Tyneside Irish Brigade Later Coal Hewer Hannah O’Connell Born 17 November 1886, Garden Terrace, Benwell Thomas O’Connell 1862, Newcastleton, Scotland Lived on New Road in 1881 Mary Jane O’Gorman Born 15 February 1864, Byker Bank Married at St. Dominic’s 19 August 1882 Patrick Barrett 1857, Silver Street Eliza Fay Born in Ireland in 1836 Lived in Lime Street in 1851 Married in Catholic Chapel, Pilgrim St 27 Oct 1857 Patrick Fay 1804 in Dublin Lived in Lime Street in 1851 Patrick Barrett Born in Ireland James O’Connell Born in Limerick in 1830 Lived in William St, Gateshead in 1871 died in Shields Township, Libertyville, Illinois Edward O’Gorman Born in Sligo, Ireland in 1838 Olive Wilson Born 1926 in Heaton Park Road daughter of a Barber John George Wilson. His Father was a Waterman
  18. 20. Thomas O’Connell <ul><li>Copy of marriage certificate </li></ul>
  19. 21. Patrick Fay Lime Street 1851
  20. 22. Patrick Fay <ul><li>Enlisted in 1822 in Gloucester Regiment at Dublin in 1822 aged 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Court-marshalled March 1833 for being drunk on duty </li></ul><ul><li>Confined to barracks in 1834 for quarrelling in the street </li></ul><ul><li>Court-marshalled again in 1840 for being drunk on escort duty </li></ul><ul><li>Picture of a Gloucester soldier </li></ul>
  21. 23. My challenge to you all <ul><li>Find your own Ouseburn Ancestors </li></ul><ul><li>Come and tell us about them this time next year. </li></ul>

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